I’m joining Ginny today for the first time in a while! I have finally had some more time to knit (and if I’m totally honest here that is thanks to my recent backing out of most social media) and so here I am with some projects to share!
I made a set of these baby bootiesearlier this year for another friend and has a request to a pair of them to be made for another friend’s baby… and then she found out she was having twins! So I’ve got two sets of these booties to make and I am also making a pair of hats to go with. This mama lives in Alaska, after all!
I sewed myself a new project bag, too. I have been using a smaller one for about two years, now, but I decided I needed a bigger bag for both sweater making and for projects like this – ones with many balls and pieces. Keep it all together! I followed this tutorial: Simple Drawstring Bag.
I didn’t met my goals from last week… but I did finish two projects!
I knit Bunkers a wool cowl and set of mittens. At our Waldorf school mornings they do out-side time no matter the weather, so I had to knit him some mittens. His hands are always very cold when we’re outside!
I have shelved the newborn sweater for now. I have another friend in mind for that one. It was taking me a long time to knit it… and I’m not even half way done! I will keep knitting on it as I have time.
For this coming week I’d like to make another pair of the knitted booties from last week for yet another friend with a little one on the way. I’d also like to work on a sweater or vest for Bunkers.
Finished these baby booties! Few things: 1) I frogged the forest green yarn in favor of this sweet white/grey marl. It’s 100% wool, too, whereas the green was acrylic. One of the last balls of acrylic I have. Not sure what to do with it! I don’t want to use acrylic anymore. 2) I made a few small changes to this pattern and I noted those in my Ravelry Project Notes here. 3) I can’t wait to give them to my friend’s new little baby! (And I can’t wait to hold said baby!)
My goals for this coming week are to finish the newborn sweater (taking a lot longer than I thought) and/or knit a hat in the same wool as the booties. The longer I go before meeting this newborn the more items I will have knit for it! Ha!
We’re just around the corner from another new year! I can hardly believe it. I feel like the years just go by faster and faster the older I get!
I’ve been a busy bee this last month. Lots of making happening in my craft room! Mostly for my Etsy shop. I’ve had quite a few orders in the last few weeks! It’s very exciting. I’ve got a whole lot of new items to post this weekend. I don’t have enough daylight hours after B is home to take pictures, so although I have some items ready to post I don’t have any pictures! I’ll get it all done this weekend, though.
I will have plenty of new wool baby pants and hats to post, as well as more holiday gift bags. I’m also working on some needle felting crafts and may get one posted this weekend, too!
Next weekend we will be leaving for Oregon for a couple days to celebrate Christmas with family. We’re planning to celebrate Yule here at home on Friday and open our gifts then seems how we’ll be gone for Christmas. I like the idea of celebrating Yule, too! It’s very wintery.
If any of my readers are Mothering.com members… could you do me a favor? I’ve entered the Mothering.com holiday craft contest and I’d really appreciate your votes! The winner will get a $100 gift card to Nature’s Fabrics! How perfect is that? I’ve been really wanting to get more organic cotton into my work. You can find the contest here: MDC Annual Handmade Gift Ideas. My posts are numbers 6 and 15 (baby pants and gluten free cleansing grains). Just click the thumb’s up at the bottom of my post and hit ‘add to reputation’. Thank you!!
I’ve also cast on a new item for my shop (if you can call it that! Half cast on! Haha. The toddler wasn’t very interested in me knitting today!) – winter time headbands/earmuffs. I hope to churn out several this week to get them posted before gift giving season.
I have far too many books on my plate currently. I put down The Limits of Enchantment in favor of knitting/cross stitching and haven’t picked it back up, but it is still on my ‘current’ shelf, so alas. I am also still reading the GAPS book as we started the Intro diet (again) this week. It’s going much better this time! But, today I’ve been thumbing through the two Waldorf Education books I got at the library. And eyeing up a cross stitch book I got there, too. Such gorgeous ideas!